Who We Are

Vigilant Resources International (VRI) is led by the Safir family.

Howard Safir is Chairman and CEO of VRI. Commissioner Safir’s ability to deliver results and value to clients has been earned over a public and private sector career including successful experience as Police Commissioner of New York City, Director of Operations for the United States Marshals Service, Assistant Director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Fire Commissioner of New York City, Chairman and CEO of leading DNA forensics laboratory Bode Technology Group, consultant to the Chairman of ChoicePoint, member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Board Member of Lexis-Nexis Special Solutions, Verint Systems and Implant Sciences Corporation.

The Mission & Core Values of Vigilant Resources International (VRI) are built on a foundation of delivering results, service and value to our clients

MISSION: To help clients protect lives, assets and reputations as effectively and efficiently as possible.



  • We agree on clear goals and objectives with our clients and diligently work to meet or exceed them
  • We do not overpromise


  • We return phone calls and emails promptly
  • We manage cases aggressively and carefully
  • We maintain long-term relationships
  • We uphold the highest standards of confidentiality and discretion


  • We set clear budgets and schedules
  • We work diligently to ensure the client earnest the highest possible Return on Investment in working with us